CP Urban Services

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CP Urban Services
Locale Metropolitan Lisbon and Metropolitan Porto
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 4 with 7 services (Lisbon) and 5 (Porto)[1]
Operator(s) Comboios de Portugal

The CP Urban Services network is the commuter train network of Metropolitan Lisbon and Metropolitan Porto, Portugal. It connects the city centers with the suburbs.

Metropolitan Lisbon Network[edit]

Commuter rail lines in Lisbon

The system is complemented in Lisbon by the Lisbon Metro and an extensive bus network.

Lisbon rail network map
Lisbon rail lines overview, with CP, Fertagus and Lisbon Metro (filled light gray) lines

It comprises four lines,[2]

And a smaller line, the Cintura line, connecting Braço de Prata (Azambuja line) to Alcântara-Mar (Cascais line), which also connects to the Sintra line at Campolide, but has no services of its own, being used by services from Azambuja and Sintra lines.

Map of the Cintura line
The Lisbon Cintura rail line, and its connections to the other North Lisbon urban lines.

The Agualva-CacémMira-Sintra-Meleças track, part of the Oeste (West) line, is also used by some urban trains.

Some services use both Azambuja and Sintra lines, and all services from those lines are joined in a single timetable (Azambuja/Lisboa/Sintra)[3]

Metropolitan Porto Network[edit]

Map of the Porto Network with the map of the Porto Metro.

The CP Urban Services in the great Porto area consists of 4 main lines, linking Porto Terminus São Bento Station (Estação de São Bento) in Porto Downtown with the cities of Braga, Guimarães, Aveiro and Penafiel. The lines are completely electrified and the service is efficient. The Commuter rail service in Porto is well connected with bus and metro service in the city, linking with lines A (Blue line), B (Red line), C (Green line), E (Violet Line) and F (Orange Line) of metro service in Campanhã Station and with line D (Yellow line) in São Bento Station.

A fifth line was inaugurated on September 2009, Leixões line, connecting Porto to Leixões.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CP, "Mapa das Linhas dos Comboios Urbanos do Porto" (Porto Urban Trains Lines Map) [1] (Portuguese) Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  2. ^ CP, Lisbon Urban Service network map [2] Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  3. ^ CP, "Azambuja / Lisboa / Sintra – summary [timetable]" [3] (in Portuguese), Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  4. ^ Expresso, "Transportes: Linha ferroviária de Leixões recebe comboios de passageiros a partir de Setembro" [4] (Portuguese) Retrieved on 2010-08-31.

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